Thursday, June 2, 2011

CAR CRASH: TWO MEMBERS OF FLANNELETTE DIE


Flannelette
Two members of a Brisbane rock band and a female passenger were killed when a truck smashed into their van in the early hours of Saturday morning. 

Their deaths brought the total death toll on Queensland roads to eight fatalities in five separate accidents, Nine News reports. Two members of the grunge rock band Flannelette — bassist Mick Fisher, 30 and guitarist Tyler Gunn, 24 — were killed on the Pacific Motorway when a semi-trailer collided with their Bedford van.
A 33-year-old female friend from Browns Plains was also killed.

Lead vocalist and guitarist Matt Campbell, who was driving the van, was the sole survivor of the crash.
The band was coming home from the Beenleigh Tavern's "Loud Fest" local band competition on Friday night when their van suffered engine problems on the Pacific Motorway. 

Mr Campbell told the Courier Mail they were hit by the truck when pulling into a stopping bay: "It was all so unlucky," Campbell said. Campbell and Gunn knew each other from St George High School in southwest Queensland, where they decided to form a band in their geography class in 2002. The unsigned band had just finished their EP and have been working on the film clip.The truck driver, a 32-year-old man from Casino in NSW, received minor injuries and was treated at hospital.

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